Executive Board

Erdem Erten teaches architectural design, and architectural history and theory classes, as Professor of the Department of Architecture at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey. His research interests include the theorization of culture and its impact on modern architecture and urban design in the post-war period, architectural journalism, the problem of the avant-garde in architecture and romanticism. He is the editor of “Alternative Visions of Post-war Reconstruction: Creating the Modern Townscape” (2015); his work has been published in journals such as The Journal of Architecture, The Design Journal and Planning Perspectives and as book chapters.

Received BA degree in Graphic Design Dokuz Eylül University and MA degree in Yasar University Graphic Design Master Programme. Studying Proficiency in Art Programme in Yasar University. Working as lecturer on Yasar University Art and Design Faculty Graphic Design Department, Yıldız focuses on typography, graphic design history and semiotic studies.

PhD candidate at İzmir Institute of Technology (IYTE), Architecture. Research Assistant at the Department of Architecture in IYTE. Graduated from IYTE, B. Arch. (2007) and M.Sc. in Arch. (2013).

Gizem Yazici is a PhD student at Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture (IZTECH). She received BSc degree in Architecture (graduated with second highest honours degree) and BSc. Degree minor program in City and Regional Planning from IZTECH in 2015. She completed MSc degree in Architecture in 2019 at IZTECH. Her areas of research include design cognition, design metacognition, and design learning. For her PhD research, she continues to investigate, how does metacognitive intervention effect design learning process. In addition to her academic studies, she also continues her studies in architectural practice. She has won many national and international awards in the competitions she participated in.

Bahar Emgin is an assistant professor at Izmir Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Industrial Design. She received her undergraduate degree in Industrial Design at İstanbul Technical University in 2006, Master’s degree in Design Studies at İzmir University of Economics in 2008 and PhD in Art, Design and Architecture at Bilkent University in 2014. From April 2016 through January 2017 she was a visiting researcher at Parsons School of Design. Her research areas include design history and material culture studies, with a particular focus on the Turkish context.

 

Former Board Members

Tevfik Balcıoğlu
/ President – 2014/2018

Gülsüm Baydar
/ Vice President – 2014/2015

Şebnem Yücel
/ Member – 2014/2015
/ Vice President – 2016/2018

Özlem Taşkın Erten
/ Secretary – 2014/2015
/ Secretary – 2017/2018

Eda Paykoç
/ Secretary – 2016

Gökhan Mura
/ Treasurer – 2015

Burkay Pasin
/ Treasurer – 2016/2017 – 2018
/ Member – 2017

Ömer Durmaz
/ Treasurer – 2014 – 2018

Metehan Özcan
/ Treasurer – 2017
/ Member – 2016/2017

Aslı Topal
/ Treasurer – 2017
/ Member – 2018

Özgen Osman Demirbaş
/ Member – 2014

Zeynep Arda
/ Member – 2014

Derya Irkdaş Doğu
/ Member – 2020

 

Founding Members

Tevfik Balcıoğlu
Gülsüm Baydar
Şebnem Yücel
Özlem Taşkın Erten
Zeynep Arda
Özgen Osman Demirbaş
Ömer Durmaz
Ahenk Yılmaz
Öznur Enes
S.Bahar Durmaz Drinkwater
Zeynep Aktüre
Burkay Pasin
Meltem Eranıl Demirli

Zeynep Tuna Ultav
Aybala Yentürk
Gökhan Mura
F. Dilek Himam Er
Ece Söyledir
Leite Duarte
Arzu Vuruşkan
Derya Irkdaş
Doğu Seren Borvalı
Altuğ Işığan
Ayşegül Sabuktay Aktaş
A. Can Özcan
Aslı Topal